That's why I love clean eating.
It's pretty straight forward.
Clean means not processed
This graphic really helps
Pretty much I do my best to follow one rule
If I don't recognize the ingredients my body won't either.
The three things I hear the most from people when they say they can't eat clean is
I don't know where to start
I have a family and I can't change all of them
It's too expensive
Believe me I hear you. I deal with all of the above and then some. I make my best effort
Simple substitutions are the best way to transition. Start logging your food and see where your weak spots are. I know mine is breakfast and right after lunch.
It's so easy to run to Dunkins and grab a coffee and a donut but in the long run it's not worth it
I do smoothies for breakfast and I recently tried overnight oats. Amazing
After lunch all I want is a candy bar so I handle my craving with a lunabar or dried fruit.
Small changes make a huge difference. You have to find what works for YOU.
Sometimes it's hard to transition your food when you are in charge of a family!
Believe me I understand. My husband is super supportive but he loves his food the way it is. Some nights I don't want to cook a million different meals.
I solve this in two ways.
I have an arsenal of family friendly recipes that are clean and approved by everyone
I also make a clean main dish and have two sides. One that's clean like veggies or salad and one that's family approved like cheesy rice or fries.
Then there's the price. I don't know if you have read my blog before but I'm broke ass. I also hate spending the money I do have! So I eat clean the way I can.
I buy frozen veggies in bulk unless fresh is on sale. I also but chicken and stock up when those are on sale also. I buy store brand most of the time but I always make sure to read the ingredients! Sometimes store brands are even better than name brands!
I personally meal plan and prep which saves a ton of money. I plan all of my meals for the week including snacks! This way I have a list when I get to the store and I limit impulse buys. Like birthday cake Oreos... Seriously wtf.
Last but most importantly do what works for YOU!
Is there something I missed that you would like to know about?